An RTI Guide to Improving the Performance of African American Students

Author: Dwayne D. Williams
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483393690
Format: PDF
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Help students thrive with this systematic approach to culturally responsive instruction! This breakthrough book shows educators how to create culturally relevant RTI models that meaningfully engage African American students. You’ll learn to skillfully apply 4 core characteristics critical to culturally responsive instruction: communalism, movement expressiveness, orality, and verve. Richly detailed case studies and evidence-based, process-focused strategies will help you to: Understand how and why culture mediates learning Dispel cultural biases and appreciate the variability among all student groups Address all tiers of the RTI model across grade levels Work collaboratively with African American parents and communities

The Brilliance of Black Boys

Author: Brian L. Wright
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807776815
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This much-needed book will help schools and, by extension, society to better understand and identify the promise, potential, and possibilities of Black boys. Drawing from their wealth of experience in early childhood education, the authors present an asset- and strengths-based view of educating Black boys. This positive approach enables practitioners and school leaders to recognize, understand, and cultivate the diversity of social skills of Black boys in the early grades (pre-K–3rd grade). Each chapter begins with a vignette to illustrate what is lost when Black boys are prevented from participating freely in boyhood, having to instead attend to adult and peer interactions and attitudes that view them as “bad boys” and “troublemakers.” This accessible book provides teachers with classroom strategies to help young Black boys achieve their highest potential, along with other resources for supporting their social-emotional development, such as a reading list of authentic multicultural children’s books with Black boys as protagonists. “The Brilliance of Black Boys claims new ground to advance knowledge and practice that can change the narrative about Black boys and their early schooling.” —From the Foreword by James Earl Davis, Temple University “Wright’s uncommon insight into the world of Black boys unveils a new narrative and gives educators a formula for turning opportunity into advantage.” —Carol Brunson Day, past president, NAEYC “The Brilliance of Black Boys provides counter-stories, theories, paradigms, and resources to skillfully illustrate the strengths of Black boys. Readers will not be disappointed.” —Donna Y. Ford, Vanderbilt University

Cultural Proficiency

Author: Randall B. Lindsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412963621
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This powerful third edition offers fresh approaches that enable school leaders to engage in effective interactions with students, educators, and the communities they serve.

The Will to Lead the Skill to Teach

Author: Anthony Muhammad
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1935542567
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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School improvement begins with self-examination and honest dialogue about socialization, bias, discrimination, and cultural insensitivity. The authors acknowledge both the structural and sociological issues that contribute to low-performing schools and offer multiple tools and strategies to assess and improve classroom management, increase literacy, establish academic vocabulary, and contribute to a healthier school culture.

Using RTI for School Improvement

Author: Cara Shores
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 141296640X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With guidelines for developing action plans, this resource provides a step-by-step approach to implementing Response to Intervention as a powerful schoolwide improvement process.

The Complete Guide to RTI

Author: Dolores Burton
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412997097
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This comprehensive toolkit prepares educators for the future of RTI. Included are strategies, techniques, and online resources for evaluating existing programs and implementing RTI effectively.

Opening Doors

Author: Trudy T. Arriaga
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506301444
Format: PDF, Mobi
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See how one school district made cultural proficiency real—and how you can too! This book tells the story of Ventura Unified School District's successful implementation of cultural proficiency, which opened long-closed doors for marginalized students and returned gains on every key success metric. Most importantly, it will empower you to do the same for your school or district. Resources include: A method for evaluating the impact of educational decisions on students' access to learning A clearly outlined three-year implementation plan for making your school culturally proficient A content-rich companion website that includes templates and forms for implementing the book’s suggestions

Integration Interrupted

Author: Karolyn Tyson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199793018
Format: PDF, ePub
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An all-too-popular explanation for why black students aren't doing better in school is their own use of the "acting white" slur to ridicule fellow blacks for taking advanced classes, doing schoolwork, and striving to earn high grades. Carefully reconsidering how and why black students have come to equate school success with whiteness, Integration Interrupted argues that when students understand race to be connected with achievement, it is a powerful lesson conveyed by schools, not their peers. Drawing on over ten years of ethnographic research, Karolyn Tyson shows how equating school success with "acting white" arose in the aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education through the practice of curriculum tracking, which separates students for instruction, ostensibly by ability and prior achievement. Only in very specific circumstances, when black students are drastically underrepresented in advanced and gifted classes, do anxieties about "the burden of acting white" emerge. Racialized tracking continues to define the typical American secondary school, but it goes unremarked, except by the young people who experience its costs and consequences daily. The rich narratives in Integration Interrupted throw light on the complex relationships underlying school behaviors and convincingly demonstrate that the problem lies not with students, but instead with how we organize our schools.

Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations E Book

Author: Dolores E. Battle
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323087124
Format: PDF
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Written by some of the top researchers and clinicians in the field, Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations, 4th Edition offers an in-depth look at the major cultural groups in the U.S. and the issues concerning their communication development, common disorders, and treatment options. This fourth edition features a wealth of updates and new features — including the latest research and added coverage of communication issues in countries such as Australia, China, Canada, and Brazil — to give speech-language pathology students and speech-language pathologists a balanced and global perspective on the most topical multicultural communication issues of today. Comprehensive coverage focuses on a wide variety of cultural and age populations. Cutting-edge research and data offer up-to-date discussions based on the latest studies in multiculturalism as it relates to the SLP and AuD professions. Diverse panel of expert authors include some of the top researchers and clinicians in the field. Additional resources provide a focused listing of print and electronic sources at the end of each chapter to support more in-depth study of a particular subject. Chapter on international perspectives tackles issues in countries such as Australia, Canada, China, and Brazil to give you a more global understanding of communication disorders. The latest statistics from the 2010 U.S. Census report offers the most current data available. Increased content on older adults covers the multicultural issues, voice disorders, and neurogenic disorders particular to this important demographic. Case studies give you practice solving realistic clinical problems. Chapter overview and conclusion outline the key information in each chapter and serve as a checklist for content mastery.

Serving Gifted Students in Rural Settings

Author: Tamra Stambaugh
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1618214314
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Serving Gifted Students in Rural Settings provides a framework for educating the gifted in rural settings. Case study vignettes and practical ideas for administrators and teachers are combined with theoretical applications. The first of three sections in the book outlines the various philosophies and current status of rural education. The second section focuses on practical strategies and evidence-supported approaches for identifying and serving rural gifted students based on their unique geography. Section three highlights support structures that are necessary for leading and supporting gifted education in rural schools. This book helps bridge the gap existing between rural education and accessible, effective gifted education.